Freelance Writing

Meet the man living in the middle of the Everglades

At the crossroads of Florida Street and the River of Grass lives Gerald Motes, a man who has called the Everglades his home for the past 12 years…continue reading

Parkland Buddy Sports: Nurturing athletes with special needs
Magnificent Mustangs: Helping America’s Wild Horses
Embarking on an airboat adventure

When I first moved to Florida back in 2016, I was a New York transplant — a city girl through and through. My idea of the Everglades was a humid, mosquito-infested swamp, and airboat rides an overpriced tourist trap that posed little interest. Today, I’m an Everglades convert… continue reading.

Shark Valley: the perfect place to see alligators, not sharks

Don’t let the name fool you — you won’t find any sharks in Shark Valley. Named for its location at the head of Shark River Slough, this 15-mile loop trail is the perfect spot to get up close and personal with an alligator…continue reading

Make your move in 2022
Fighting back against human trafficking through education, empowerment

This year, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival brought together KidSafe Foundation, a local South Florida organization dedicated to educating and empowering children to make them harder targets for trafficking and sexual abuse…continue reading.

Three 7s Animal Sanctuary: Parkland’s Hidden Gem
Broward athletes shine at Special Olympics equestrian games
Humans and animals rescuing each other: The Lucky Horse Sanctuary

When Blair Barone, a licensed clinical psychologist, first opened her private practice in Boca Raton, she incorporated animals into her sessions… continue reading.

The plight of the American mustang
Forming a deeper bond with your pet

“We all have the ability to connect with our animals on a deep spiritual level,” says Elaine
McCarty, animal Reiki master teacher, and animal empath. Known as “the Animal Reiki Lady,” McCarty is dedicated to…continue reading.

The co$t of owning a horse

Many people dream of one day owning a horse. The allure is even greater in a place like Parkland, long known for its equestrian community. But before diving in headfirst…continue reading.

Hunting the haunted: Meet South Florida’s leading paranormal investigators
Different isn’t a disability
‘Witness the magic’ – empowering people through equine connection

Tucked away on the north side of Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek is a place that has been empowering all who pass through its gates — both two-legged and four-legged… continue reading.

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